Schmidt, Jacobus & Glover

Schmidt, Jacobus & Glover

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Why ‘Patent Reform’ Harms Innovative Small Businesses – Summary

The purpose of the U.S. patent system has been to promote innovation. The various ''Patent Reform'' bills will in fact retard innovation and cost America jobs. …

‘Patent Reform’ Tips Power in Favor of Infringers and Against Small Businesses

In this Part IV, we will discuss the proposal that all interested parties by plaintiffs, the enhanced pleading requirements, limitations on discover and customer stays. While some …

‘Patent Reform’ Will Keep Small Business Inventions From Being Commercialized

In this Part III, we will discuss the Covered Business Methods (CBM) expansion and the proposed elimination of post grant review estoppel. If these provisions are enacted …

Raising the Cost of Enforcing Patents: ‘Patent Reform’ Prices Small Businesses Out of the Inventing Business

The US House passed the Innovation Act (HR3309) in December 2013. The Senate is now well on its way to incorporating this legislation which will make Americans poorer. …

Why ‘Patent Reform’ Harms Innovative Small Businesses

For small business, patents will become mostly unenforceable due to the proposed much higher upfront cost of litigation, thus making small business patents significantly less valuable. Loss …